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Meet Up and Eat Up Summer Food Program
Utica Community Schools is pleased to continue the Meet Up and Eat Up food program this summer.
Eagle scout honors his elementary roots
Former Switzer student builds Ga Ga pits at his elementary school
Registration is now open for 2021-22 kindergarten
Enrollment is now open for fall kindergarten
UCS teacher conquers Ironman Triathlon
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Four UCS students earn academic honors from College Board
Students earn honors for academic challenges

Hello Switzer families,


I want to thank parents for attending our Open House. It is great to see how much our community supports our school. October is almost here and it gives us the chance to enjoy cooler temperatures (maybe) and of course Halloween! Please know that we have a half day on October 29 and 31. We dismiss at 11:44 on both days. On Halloween, classes have great activities planned and an outdoor parade at 10:30, weather permitting. I will be opening the gates so parents can park in the back field. The gates will close at 10:25. Remember that this is a school day so please leave inappropriate costume accessories (weapons, blood, swords) at home.

Some new calendar dates are hot of the press. (Please see the attached calendars) There will be no school on October 19 for teacher professional development. Future breaks and training days can be found in the attachment. We will be reaching out in October with details regarding November parent/teacher conferences.


Parents in grades 4-6 will be receiving M-Step results from the spring. Reports are only sent to families that tested with us in the spring. If you tested with us and do not have your report by October 1. Please contact the office.

For more information please read our full newsletter:

Let’s have another super, swell month!

Jacob Palmer

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The Switzer Elementary community is committed to helping all students become responsible life-long learners by maintaining a safe, positive environment that encourages individuals to reach their full potential.

Utica Community Schools is celebrated for student achievement that consistently surpasses county, state and national benchmarks. Accelerate UCS! has been built with current and future student needs at each grade level in mind, taking into consideration what is working well and what may require change. For more information, please see this link.


Utica Community Schools, in partnership with our community, will empower students to positively transform their future and the world.


Utica Community Schools ignites a passion for learning in all students. We strengthen our community by welcoming all learners, honoring culture, and inspiring remarkable growth and achievement. We accomplish this by:

• Ensuring students are at the heart of all decisions

• Collaborating with all stakeholders

• Providing a safe and supportive environment

• Encouraging mindsets that are open to innovation

• Reimagining what school can be

• Promoting high expectations throughout Utica Community Schools

• Committing to multiple pathways toward excellence and achievement for all